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Local arts community welcomes Patti Ortiz

The newest member of Arts Prescott Co-operative Gallery is Patti Ortiz.

Co-op members are members for life and own part of the gallery.

"We are very excited to have Patti as a member of Arts Prescott," said Rowena Tank of the gallery.

"Ortiz, along with 20 other local artists, enjoy being on Whiskey Row and sharing their ideas and art with the public," said Tank.

Ortiz is a 1980 Fine Arts graduate of the University of North Texas who has been a professional artist in northern Arizona since 1995.

She is one of the founding members of Prescott's Art the Fourth Dimension, a cooperative of Prescott art gallery owners and artists who host a weekend-long art walk beginning at 5 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month.

An exhibit of Ortiz' at Arts Prescott in November included samples of her paintings influenced by the Chumash Indians, African and Australian rock art, Mimbre pottery, and sunflowers.

She said the Chumash were devoted to the movement of the stars and produced magnificent rock paintings in places that were specifically chosen for their special connection to the Earth's elements.

For more information on Ortiz or Arts Prescott, call 776-7717.

• Artist Margo Terzian Lang's works at Pennington's Antiques

Prescott artist Margo Terzian Lang received many awards for her work in watercolor before she died in 2004.

She provided paintings to United States embassies under the U.S. State Department's Arts and Embassies program for 25 years and was honored at the White House in 1989 for her efforts.

Lang described herself as a "romantic impressionist."

Major exhibits of her work have been shown around the U.S. and in many European capitals.

Some of her miniature originals of seascapes, along with mountain, desert, forest and country scenes, are now on display and for sale along with some prints, at Pennington's Antiques (117 N. Cortez St.).

Scott nominated for Governor's Arts Award

• Prescott Valley Arts & Culture commissioner and Bradshaw Mountain High School art teacher Christine Scott has been nominated for a Governor's Arts Award for her work in the community.

The awards presentation will be in Phoenix on March 29.

Scott has been a commissioner and a leader on the Prescott Valley arts commission since its inception in 2002.